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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Michael David Kilian  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Fiction History Mystery

Born: 1939 in Toledo, Ohio


Illinois Connection

Michael Kilian lived and worked in Chicago for many years.

Biographical and Professional Information

In addition to being a long-time correspondent for the Chicago Tribune in Washington, D.C., Kilian was an accomplished author of numerous books, including the Harrison Raines Civil War mysteries. His father was instrumental in his education of the Civil War era and in visiting the many battlefield sites. His family includes early settlers of Virginia and New York, and Union soldiers who died at Fredericksburg and fought at Gettysburg on Little Round Top.Starting in 1993, Mr. Kilian teamed with illustrator Dick Locher, a Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist at the Tribune to produce the "Dick Tracey" comic strip.

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